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July 15, 2014
Gwinnett Tech Medical Assisting Students Earn 100 Percent Pass Rate on National Certification Exam
The most recent graduates of Gwinnett Technical College's Medical Assisting program have recorded a 100 percent pass rate on the CMA national certification exam. The CMA (AAMA) credential designates a medical assistant who has achieved certification through the Certifying Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA).
"Our program has a strong history of 100 percent pass rates and we're extremely proud that this group of graduates extended that tradition through their hard work and preparation," said Jessica Ennis, program director. "We also had a student earn a rare perfect score on the exam – and that's a first at Gwinnett Tech as far as we can confirm."
Gwinnett Tech Medical Assisting graduates typically score in the top 2 to 5 percent of the nation on the CMA exam. Fifteen GTC grads took the exam this semester.
GTC offers a diploma in Medical Assisting, training students as multi-skilled health professionals able to work in a variety of settings, including physicians' offices, clinics, and group practices, performing administrative and clinical procedures.
The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).
In all, Gwinnett Tech offers more than 50 degree, diploma and certificate options that can be completed in two years or less. For more information, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu or call 770-962-7580.
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About Gwinnett Tech
Gwinnett Technical College, one of Georgia's largest technical colleges, is committed to delivering relevant knowledge to meet the workforce training needs of the region it serves. The college offers more than 50 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs and hundreds of seminars, workshops and courses providing specialized training. Gwinnett Tech's service area includes Gwinnett and North Fulton counties. Gwinnett Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Gwinnett Technical College. In addition, some college programs hold separate licensure or accreditation status with appropriate agencies. For more information, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu.
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